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>> live, from the cbs bay area studios t is kpix5 news. >> bay area cities have been worried that we could see a disaster like the one in west virginia right here. but tonight, we discovered something that changes everything. >> christin ayers tells us it has nothing to do with safety and everything to do with money. christin? >> reporter: that's right. for months, the 100 car trains carrying highly volatile fracked crude oil through the city of richmond has been a source of anxiety for the people who live here. but we learned those trains have been stopped in their tracks because of the price of
oil. environmentalists have called them bomb trains. they are full of the same volatile bakken crude oil that is fueling this explosion in west virginia. trains have been rolling through the city of richmond, by kpix5 learned that kinder morgan abruptly halted the trains. the last time a bakken crude oil train came in was november 22. >> they don't plan to have anymore crude coming in until the prices start rising. >> reporter: terry harris said kinder morgan told him, it is no longer feasible to transport the oil by rail. >> it appeases everyone. knowing it is not coming into the city. >> reporter: what harris doesn't find relaxing is what he learned today. the train cars that exploded in the west virginia derailment are the same cars that had been
coming through richmond. they are supposed to have handle the explosion. while morgan waits to see whether kinder morgan resumes operations, he is waiting to see if his firefighters are ready to tackle a crude oil disaster. >> it erupts in a ball of fire. we are trying to cool off the cars within 20 minutes. >> reporter: we learned there are more advanced reenforced train cars in the works. the bad news is, they won't be ready another five to ten years. live in richmond, christin ayers, kpix5. >> tonight, the fire in the west virginia derailment is mostly out. crews have begun removing the rail cards. 300 people who had been evacuated nearby are back home. tonight, the u.s. labor
secretary is in san francisco to handle the messy labor dispute at the ports. the resolution cannot come too son for big companies like wal- mart, bed bath and beyond, gee lie's even honda. they are losing millions of dollars. the ships are just sitting in the port. that is why president obama ordered tom perez to come immediately. >> if we don't meet the manpower, they stay home. >> the labor secretary will be back at the bargaining table with both sides tomorrow: andria borba learns thieves just stole serious fire power. >> reporter: the alameda county sheriff's department says a burglary up on parnassas. a homeowner came home and saw
that a number of guns and a kevlar vest were stolen from their home. hayward is trying to track down serial numbers for these guns so they can see if they can trace them. that is the threat faced by hayward pd. live in hayward, andria borba, kpix5. a commute ended in tragedy. larissa and her family headed into the bay off of coyote point yesterday afternoon. she the only one who made it out alive. the canoes started to sink and the trio abandoned it. his family worried about it going out on the bay. >> i don't think it was a good idea for it to go fishing in. >> reporter: guillermo was pulled out of the water but he
died later. tonight, larissa's family says she is doing well. tonight, millions of illegal immigrants remain in a limbo of sorts after a federal judge president put obama's executive action on hold. major garrett explains they this means. >> reporter: the 123 page ruling halts implementation of president obama's policy to shield 5 million immigrants from deportation. judge hanan ruled a lawsuit blocking the executive action should go forward. he said that the executive order would have overreached and it would have burdened the states with mandatory costs. homeland security was going to accept applications for temporary legal status for some undocumented immigrants tomorrow. but officials say deporting these groups is not a priority.
the president vowed a swift appeal. >> i'm confident that it is well within my authority and the tradition of the executive branch's discretion. >> governor brown has denounced the ruling says that california stands with the white house. further delay will not fix our immigration center. well, we have a new defense secretary tonight. ashton carter promises to make decisions about sending troops into harm's way with the greatest reflection and care. vice president joe biden swore him in at the white house. and then, mr. biden got a little cozy with carter's wife stephanie. carter started giving his speech. the vp motioned her to come over. put his hands on her shoulders an leaned in to whisper something in her here. that is when the internet went nuts. countless people and media outlets have tweeted the photo.
some calling it creepy. we don't know what he said, but biden and the carters have known each other for years. eight state lawmaker ifs the bay area have written to the san francisco archbishop to say he is out of touch. they are not happy about his plans to hand a morality clause to teachers at four different catholic schools to live by. no abortion, no adultery, no gay sex, and no masturbation. they say the laws strike a divisive tone with the bay area. the archbishop has not responded yet. at least not publicly, but he has written that catholic teachers must contribute to an atmosphere of holiness and virtue. students got into a fight.
tonight the victim is in the hospital and is expected to be okay. dill lap is under arrest. the search goes on for the three people who held up little caesar's in el cerreto. they walked into the restaurant on potrero avenue. one holds out a gun and shoots an employee in the arm. two customers take cover holding onto each other. the injured worker was forced to empty out the safe. detectives say the weapon was not a typical handgun. >> it is possibly a shortened shotgun. it is hard to tell for sure. but it could be a sawn off weapon. >> the employee shot in the arm, a woman in her 20s , is now out ever the hospital and is recovering. a guy in fremont said he picked up a prostitute through a website earlier this month.
but instead of getting a hook- up, he got robbed. he told the cops he met up with a woman who identified herself as chrissy. he remembered passing out and when he came to, he was tied up. that is when chrissy and some men demanded his fork over his valuables. the king tides are coming back to the bay area this week. this is what happened last time. this is off highway 101 in marin county. last month, water covered roadways, parking lots. the tides are expected to rise five to seven feet this week. the national weather service has issued a flood advisory along the coast through thursday. cal fire isn't worried about flooding tonight, but they are beering up for an early fire season. len ramirez says they need people willing to suit up and head to the fire lines when needed. >> reporter: one by one, they walked into cal fire headquarters for their job interviews wearing business
suits. but these fire coats, helmets, and goggles are what they really want to wear. this is where they want to be. battling wild fires up and down the state this summer. >> firefighter service is a great thing to be a part of. >> of these 300 people coming today, we are probably going to offer around 20 of them a job. >> reporter: it is only february, but the drought in california is like a time machine set to fast forward to the fire season. so cal fire had to move up its schedule too. >> part of it is the drought. it has had an effect on that. we are a week two ahead of schedule. >> reporter: the ominous signs are already there. just yesterday, a tree went up like a torch after a grass fire on 680 near san jose. >> we always say this will be the worst fire season ever. i don't doubt this one will be. >> reporter: michael mcconnell is a former marine who served
in the front lines in iraq and now wants to serve on the fire lines. >> to help our state, our people, and our country. we do travel to other states and help out there as well. >> reporter: len ramirez, kpix5. >> cal fire in morgan hill has gotten 1200 applications so far. only a select few will be hired. what would you be willing to give up in order to follow your dream? tonight, meet the bay area woman who is a finalist for a one-way ticket to mars. >> well, one close call after another. tonight, we have learned dashboard cameras on bay area buses are catching ever
plus runny nose. [breath of relief] oh, what a relief it is. mommy! hey! >> this is not the way to leave a parking lot after shopping. surveillance video captures a wisconsin man hitting five car after pulling out of a piggly wiggly grocery store. the 92-year-old man wasn't angry. he panicked when his foot got stuck on the gas pedal. he will not be cited. surveillance cameras like that capture every move. tonight, we are learning more cameras are coming to muni buses in san francisco. allen martin shows us how they are scuttling down on close calls. >> reporter: from the dramatic crash of the plane in taiwan to the meteor sneaking across the sky in russia, dash cams have captured it all. muni calls it drive cam.
>> it shortens conversations when you say i have a video to show you. >> reporter: john hailey is the director of transit and says the cameras are valuable tools. here a woman steps on top of a bus. hailey says when muni started using drive cam, there was some pushback. >> we could have done a better job of preparing everybody includeing the drivers and the collective bargaining units that were affected by it. >> reporter: drivers, passengers, and other mote vises found out drive cam's use is a two-way street. this shows a car seemingly o oblivious to the bus. the agency cites personnel and union concerns when not releasing that video. but another driver's dash cam was posted on youtube showing a muni bus running a red light.
hailey evidence or not, one accident doesn't mean a driver gets fired. >> oh no. we have a very well defined collective bargaining agreement and a process for that and we follow that process to the letter. >> reporter: the company that makes drive cam says muni bus accidents were actually cut in half the first year they were put into use. and you better get used to it. muni has new buses on order that will have even more surveillance cameras. >> each of those coaches will have 12 cameras. including drive cameras. >> reporter: so, when you least expect it, smile, you are on drive cam camera. in san francisco, allen martin, kpix5. >> muni points out that drive cam doesn't work like the other surveillance cameras. it only starts recording when the driver slams on the brakes or if there is a crash. tonight t city of boston buried under so much snow, it could be a month before the
entire transit system is back on schedule. commuter buses, trains entombed in snow. this is the new normal for the million plus computers. they are using prison inmates now and paying union workers to help dig out. boston had snow in 18 of the last 23 days. more than 95 inches this season. tonight, the mayor of boston is telling people please stop jumping out of your windows. what? yeah. out of the window and into big piles of snow like this guy. it is called being bored. no, it is called the boston blizzard challenge. as you can see, a bunch of guys are diving into the white stuff from their windows as their friends egg them on. then they post it on social media. check out this bold back lift into the snow.
mayor marty walsh is calling for people to stop now. tonight, a bay area woman is one step close tore winning a trip to the red planet. the catch? it is only one way. betty yu talked to her about the historic mission to mars. >> reporter: it is a mission that is literally out of this world. winning a trip of a lifetime to mars. >> the moment you got the word, what was your first reaction? >> i cried. i was super excited. >> reporter: kenya armbrister of oakland is one of a few finalists that could be going to mars in 2024. they are being chosen to be part of the mars 1 project to send humans to mars with today's technology. >> why leave earth? >> why not leave earth. there is so much more to explore and see. >> reporter: the 36-year-old works in research and development in a pharmiseudical company in san francisco. she has been preparing to be a
martian for months. >> we are crating a new society on another world from scratch. >> reporter: kenya still has to pass group challenges and training later on this year to make the final 24. >> some say this is even suicidal to take a trip like this. >> it is suicidal to go on the bay bridge every morning. >> reporter: she says the risk is worth it though it will be hard to say good-bye the friends and family. >> to leave that all behind to go to another planet, to open more doors for human beings, i mean, that is a lot to sacrifice, but i'm willing to do that because i truly believe in this project. >> reporter: betty yu, kpix5. >> wow, a tech worker in san mateo county is also in the running for the big trip. mars 1 plans to partially fund the trip by shooting a reality style competition show of course. of course. [ laughter ] >> you know. we have been watching these
guys falling out of windows in boston. we were talking about this at dinner tonight. how there is a lot to do in the bay area because of the wonderful weather. people are starting to go coo coo in boston. nothing to do. >> the 17th snowstorm is the insanity snowstorm. we are going to jump out the window. what else are we going to do today? >> you don't have to worry about that here. boston has more snow that squall valley right now. here is a look at the radar be we are dry. here is a look outside where we are cloudy. everywhere in the bay area is cloudy. we have been cloudy all day long. a very significant change of the weather pattern. 70s for five straight days in livermore. 77 sunday. and today? 59. 12 degrees cooler than yesterday because of the on- shore flow. a pattern we typically see in june and july we saw in the middle of february. clouds are out there acting like a blanket.
oakland 50. san jose, 48. san francisco, 52. same deal tomorrow. the latest computer model information says that the on shore flow continues. the marine layer will actually be thicker as we get a little bit of late day sunshine. but i have knocked down afternoon temperatures by two or three degrees. lit be cloudy until early afternoon tomorrow. two ridges of high pressure. this is the one giving us the morning cloud cover that will keep temperatures down through tomorrow. thursday, that begins to move away. this is critical, because the winds will change. a north wind, drier, warmer, sunnier, begins thursday. so after a cloudy day tomorrow, the sunshine returns thursday. so do the 70s . 24 hours ago, talked about a rain chance. the storm going over the ridge sliding down the sierra. lit be close tore salt lake city than san francisco. forget about this. we cannot get rain unless it pours for three days and doesn't rain for a month. fog and low cloud cover already
out there. limited afternoon sunshine. as for the rain, it will be a lot of other places but it will not be the bay area. mid 60s tomorrow. barely above average in san jose. you will get afternoon sunshine, but not as warm. palo alto, 63. unionty, 64. antioch, late day sunshine and 67. san ramon, mid 60s . cloverdale tomorrow, afternoon sunshine, 67. the sunshine comes back thursday. friday and saturday your two warmest days. 70s again will be a little cloudier sunday. cooler down to the 60s . the overall weather theme for the winter is it is going to pour, or it is not going to rain for a month. >> right. >> and it is one or the other. >> yeah. yeah. >> it is a very bad multiple choice test. >> we could always jump out the window. >> you could do a bored summer salt into the snow.
>> it is arguably the world east most famous prestigious event for pets. the superbowl for doggies. >> it was the westminster grog show in new york. the best in show winner is a brown and white beagle named miss t. she beat out rocket the shih tzu. her owner is patty hurt. kidnapped victim turned bank robber turned actress. tonight, her dog pranced around sporting a signature blue bow. the first appearance for the red sox causes a stir for pablo. more on what he did in japan coming up. [ speaking foreign language ] just tell us your budget and the "name your price" tool helps you find a whole range of coverages.
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makes it 4-1. pekka, maybe the best in the game. predators win 5-1. sharks lead the final playoff spot by just two points. arod suspension is over. the yankees third baseman alex rodriguez set to return to the field after being suspended for the entire 2014 season for using performance enhancing drugs. he released a handwritten let tore his hand apologizing for his mistakes. the yankees owe rodriguez $61 million over the next three years. last time we saw pablo, he put an end to the world series. she now in boston. he led the golden eagles to their first japan world series title. japan series title. and it might come in hand by when the giants get their third world series ring. >> lit be interesting the day they get their rings.
may feel a little lev out. maybely bring in my japanese ring or something. but at the same time, it makes you really want to be able to feel what they felt and experience that. the pinnacle of the game. >> casey will be in camp next week. time for the does night top five. at number five, alabama wide receiver amare cooper. watch this. could be the top heat-out in the nfl draft. it is impressive. number four, doesn't look like much has changed for pablo in boston taking a lot of heat already the media. a little out of shape. at number three, take a look at these golf balls. the balls are stacked on top of each other. it is one off the ground, the second out of midair. tiger woods. the final seconds. the mustangs down one. it stopped on the back of the win and rock creek loses.
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